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was in the philippines when world war ii started. and sure enough he's captured by the japanese. frank buckles was held in a prisoner of war camp by the japanese for 3 1/2 years and was finally released when americans liberated the philippines. after the war he moved to west virginia and worked on the farm until he was 106 driving the tractor. frank buckles, the last surviving doughboy, lived half of our nation's history. so today we have an opportunity to remember frank buckles, these doughboys, other doughboys, and all those great americans who fought for america 100 years ago . the bill steashes a commission to commemorate the centennial of world war i. the commission will plan programs and activities to commemorate the 100th anniversary of that great war. time is short. the centennial for the start of world war 1 is in 2014 and many of our allies have already started planning different events. it must be noted that no federal funds will be spent for this commission. they have to raise their own money from private funds. madam speaker, in the last century there were four great wars for americans to
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